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Sir Torrent of Portingale

Edited by James Wade

Sir Torrent of Portingale
Paperback, 138 pages £12.00
Published: 2017
ISBN: 9781580442503
Format: 260mm x 210mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts Series

Sir Torrent of Portingale is a romance written to entertain fifteenth-century audiences with action-packed tales of love and adventure. It is a story about the lovers Torrent, a young knight from Portugal, and Desonell, the feisty and resourceful daughter of a tyrannical king. Adventures include fights with dragons, giants, and savage beasts; perilous sea journeys; magic horses and swords; sieges and wars in the Holy Land. This new edition collates the surviving manuscript and print fragments with commentary and notes.

Introduction Sir Torrent of Portingale Explanatory Notes Textual Notes Bibliography Glossary

James Wade is a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. He has published Fairies in Medieval Romance as well as articles on romance and related writings.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 138 pages
 260mm x 210mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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